Ravine Creek farm are stewards of the land

Nelson’s farmers’ markets will be starting in June, and this year they will be different. With everyone’s safety our priority, we’re following the provincial guidelines to run the markets and support our local farmers. These farmers are the people keeping our markets alive this year. The new rules allow only farmers and prepared foods at the market. Unfortunately, the markets won’t be a place to…

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Job Opportunity – Farmers’ Market Coordinator Assistant

Duration: 8 weeks @ 35 hrs/week.  Pay: $15/hr Start Date: May 25, 2020   Job Description:   Farmers’ markets in BC have been named an essential service during the coronavirus pandemic. Working with EcoSociety staff and volunteers, the Markets Assistant will help the Markets Coordinator with the day-to-day operations and management of EcoSociety’s two weekly outdoor summer markets in…

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Building resilience at Clutch Farm Salmo

Good morning, West Kootenays! I’m not sure what time you’re reading this, but at the time of writing, it’s morning. We’re six weeks into social isolation (or thereabouts), and I’m sitting at my kitchen table eating delicious eggs with the brightest yellow yolks from our two chickens on homemade bread, with homemade muffins in a container to my left, soil tests on the windowsill in front of me,…

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Bent Plow Farm facing the challenges of this year head on

Nelson’s farmers’ markets will be starting in June, and this year they will be different. With everyone’s safety our priority, we’re following the provincial guidelines to run the markets and support our local farmers. These farmers are the people keeping our markets alive this year. The new rules allow only farmers and prepared foods at the market. Unfortunately, the markets won’t be a place to…

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Mother’s Day Local Gift Box

  At the EcoSociety, we wanted to find a way to help local businesses as well as support the power house mothers out there who need to be celebrated. We came up with the perfect locals gift package that will bring a smile to anyone's face. The package includes: No6 Coffee 1lb bag Virtue Tea box Viva Cacao chocolate bars Kootenay Kettle Corn pop corn bag Oso Negro Coffee 1lb bag Order your…

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Farmers’ Market Update

We are currently planning our Farmers Markets for 2020, though we will be observing all of the recommended Covid-19 safety protocols as directed by the provincial health officer to keep our shoppers, vendors and market staff as safe as possible. Likely these will be implemented for the entire season.  Locals will be able to buy local food at our weekly Saturday and Wednesday markets beginning…

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Job Opportunity: Admin Assistant

Rate: $15 ph for 8 weeks  Start Date: May 30th Hours: 35 hours per week  Location: Remote (working from your home office) Job Description Working with EcoSociety staff and volunteers, the Assistant will work with community members in Trail and the Lower Columbia to engage the greater community to continue promoting regional tourism and supporting environmental protection.  Key responsibilities…

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Meet Your Farmers’ Market Vendors

Nelson’s farmers' markets will be starting in June, and this year they will be different. With everyone’s safety our priority, we’re following the provincial guidelines to run the markets and support our local farmers.  These farmers are the people keeping our markets alive this year. The new rules allow only farmers and prepared foods at the market. Unfortunately, the markets won’t be a place to…

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Opportunity in Uncertainty?

My world was shaken. The foundations I had thought secure were no longer holding me afloat. And as I sat amidst the rubble of the old way of ordering my life, I read a post that asked the question, “What does this make possible?” New opportunities? The idea seemed preposterous.  “I’m still trying to find my way amidst all this rubble!” I thought indignantly. Stories of financial and emotional…

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Earth Day Extravaganza

April 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of Earth day. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, let’s celebrate what really matters - healthy and safe families, strong and resilient communities and wild and accessible nature. EcoSociety volunteers and the Interfaith Collaborative have planed some awesome online events to bring our communities together on Earth day.      Join us for the days…

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